In 2013, the Paramount Theatre completed a $438,000 renovation to replace 4800 lights—including the massive chandeliers—with energy efficient LEDs, compact fluorescent lamps and T-8 tube lighting. This reduced energy consumption by $43,000 a year. Seattle City Light supported the project with $136,000 in energy efficiency incentives.
“When you consider the number of bulbs in this theatre and what it takes to simply keep them all in good working order, this project is just good dollars and sense,” Seattle Theater Group Executive Director Josh LaBelle said.
This move allows the Paramount to save money and use energy more efficiently while preserving the historical character of the theater.